Specialist UK leisure and property agency, Shelley Sandzer, has acted on behalf of JP Morgan to let a 1,894 sq ft debut site for Edo Izakaya, a Japanese sake concept founded by Sonny Huang, the owner of Robata, the popular West End sushi restaurant.

Located at 154 Old Street and set to open in December, Edo Izakaya will be the final restaurant to open in a run of units secured by Shelley Sandzer, who were first appointed by GPE prior to their sale of the development to JP Morgan Asset Management.

Edo Izakaya will join Tayēr+Elementary, TRADE Coffee and Officinia00. The culmination of completed leasing in this key area demonstrates Shelley Sandzer’s integral role in securing prime sites for diverse and experience-driven F&B and leisure brands on behalf of global landlords.

Named after the informal bars popular in Japan, Edo Izakaya will have capacity for 80 covers, including a chef’s table and lounge bar area, and provide an extensive sake menu. Traditional-style and new-style sushi rolls, hand rolls and nigiris will be at the forefront of the restaurant’s offering, along with snacks such as fried squid and chicken karaage. Japanese spirits and cocktails will also accompany the specialist menu, housed in a modern interior designed by TurnerBates.

Tony Levine, Director of Leasing at Shelley Sandzer, added: “We are so pleased to have secured a debut site for Sonny’s new concept following the success of Robata in Soho. Our curation of F&B concepts in JP Morgan’s Old Street portfolio emphasises Shelley Sandzer’s effectiveness of collaborative relationships with landlords and brands. Our approach allows us to match the right operators to the right locations, allowing both to flourish in key areas of the capital.

Shelley Sandzer & BGP acted for the landlord, JP Morgan. Edo Izakaya dealt direct.

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